Travel budget and cost of living in Singapore how much does a trip cost?

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Travel budget in Singapore

Singapore: calculate your travel budget

Singapore: sample budgets by traveller type

These example budgets assume a 2-week holiday in Singapore for 2 people.

Low budget
(backpacker)

Daily budget:

  • $ 41 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 9.5 per person
  • $ 5.3 per person
  • Free activities

Total budget:

$ 983* (1260 $)

Average budget
(traveller)

Daily budget:

  • $ 72 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 25 per person
  • $ 7.7 per person
  • $ 9.3 per person

Total budget:

$ 2179* (2786 $)

High budget
(tourist)

Daily budget:

  • $ 124 for 2 ppl.
  • $ 45 per person
  • $ 12 per person
  • $ 19 per person

Total budget:

$ 3813* (4886 $)

* Estimated local budget for 2 people for 2 weeks. This represents an average across the country (budget may vary depending on the city or region visited).


Cost of living in Singapore in 2019

Cost of living: Singapore VS United States

On average, the cost of living in Singapore in 2019 is 5% less than United States.

The graphic below shows the percentage of variation between prices in Singapore in 2019 and United States by types of expenses:

Cost of living in Singapore by city

See the table below for the variation in the cost of living in different cities in Singapore compared to the national average.

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Local prices in Singapore by expense type

Restaurant budget in Singapore

On average, budget for eating in a restaurant in Singapore costs 12% less than in United States.
Lunch
Lunch
$ 6.2/person
($ 3.9 to $ 12)

57% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 15
3 course dinner
3 course dinner
$ 21/person
($ 12 to $ 33)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 27
McDonald's meal
McDonald's meal
$ 5.5/person
($ 3.1 to $ 6.9)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Local beer
Local beer
$ 7.8 for 500ml
($ 3.9 to $ 10.2)

86% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Imported beer
Imported beer
$ 3.3 for 330ml
($ 1.6 to $ 6.2)

10% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
$ 3.7/cup
($ 2.4 to $ 5.5)

11% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Fizzy drink
Fizzy drink
$ 1.2/can
($ 0.8 to $ 2.4)

36% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 0.8/bottle
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.5

Hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore

On average, hotel and accommodation budget in Singapore costs 38% less than in United States.
1-star hotel
1-star hotel
$ 52/night
($ 30 to $ 76)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 107
2-star hotel
2-star hotel
$ 58/night
($ 34 to $ 94)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 120
3-star hotel
3-star hotel
$ 87/night
($ 53 to $ 132)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 175
4-star hotel
4-star hotel
$ 161/night
($ 112 to $ 218)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 259
5-star hotel
5-star hotel
$ 297/night
($ 196 to $ 478)

40% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 496
Hotel/Youth Hostel
Hotel/Youth Hostel
$ 58/month
($ 34 to $ 96)

52% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 122
Room with kitchen
Room with kitchen
$ 156/month
($ 72 to $ 352)

4% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 163
Hotel with swimming pool
Hotel with swimming pool
$ 176/month
($ 73 to $ 383)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 167
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
Gîte ou maison d'hôte
$ 82/month
($ 40 to $ 173)

61% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 211

Supermarket food budget in Singapore

On average, the price of supermarket food in Singapore costs 15% less than in United States.
Milk
Milk
$ 2.4/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 4.3)

181% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.9
Bread
Bread
$ 1.6/500g
($ 0.8 to $ 2.3)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.7
Rice
Rice
$ 2/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.5)

50% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Eggs
Eggs
$ 1.9/12 eggs
($ 1.2 to $ 2.4)

21% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Cheese
Cheese
$ 14/kg
($ 8.6 to $ 36)

26% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 12
Chicken
Chicken
$ 5.5/kg
($ 3.1 to $ 9.3)

38% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 8.9
Apples
Apples
$ 2.9/kg
($ 1.6 to $ 4.7)

37% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.6
Oranges
Oranges
$ 2.4/kg
($ 1.2 to $ 3.9)

41% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.1
Tomatoes
Tomatoes
$ 1.7/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

59% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 4.2
Potatoes
Potatoes
$ 1.8/kg
($ 1.1 to $ 3.1)

30% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.6
Salad
Salad
$ 1.3/salad
($ 0.6 to $ 2.4)

18% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.6
Bouteille d'eau
Bouteille d'eau
$ 1.1
($ 0.6 to $ 1.6)

42% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.9
Joint of beef
Joint of beef
$ 9.7/kg
($ 5.1 to $ 16)

19% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13

Public and private transport budget in Singapore

On average, the price of transport in Singapore is 13% more expensive than in United States.
Bus ticket
Bus ticket
$ 1.3/ticket
($ 1 to $ 1.7)

43% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2.4
Bus pass
Bus pass
$ 79/month
($ 48 to $ 95)

6% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 75
Taxi (per km)
Taxi (per km)
$ 0.5/km
($ 0.4 to $ 0.8)

75% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1.8
Petrol
Petrol
$ 1.8/litre
($ 1.6 to $ 2)

137% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.8
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
Taxi (initial pick-up charge)
$ 2.7
($ 2.5 to $ 3)

20% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 3.4
Car hire
Car hire
$ 70/24hrs
($ 36 to $ 162)

76% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 40

Budget for living and housing in Singapore

On average, the cost of housing in Singapore is 28% more expensive than in United States.
Electricity, water...
Electricity, water...
$ 121/month
($ 79 to $ 182)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 161
Mobile phone
Mobile phone
$ 0.1/min.
($ 0 to $ 0.2)

0% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 0.1
Broadband internet
Broadband internet
$ 35/month
($ 17 to $ 48)

48% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 66
Studio flat (city centre)
Studio flat (city centre)
$ 1995/month
($ 1170 to $ 3119)

51% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1329
Studio flat (suburbs)
Studio flat (suburbs)
$ 1170/month
($ 469 to $ 1716)

13% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1042
Flat (centre)
Flat (centre)
$ 3605/month
($ 1949 to $ 5458)

67% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 2163
Flat (suburbs)
Flat (suburbs)
$ 2305/month
($ 1404 to $ 3509)

37% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 1686
Gym
Gym
$ 98/month
($ 55 to $ 157)

156% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 39
Private nursery
Private nursery
$ 849/month
($ 312 to $ 1404)

7% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 921
Private primary school
Private primary school
$ 19441/yr
($ 9355 to $ 27282)

8% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 18099

Leisure activity budget in Singapore

On average, budget for leisure activities in Singapore costs 38% less than in United States.
Cinema
Cinema
$ 9.3/ticket
($ 7.8 to $ 11)

25% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 13
Tennis
Tennis
$ 7.9/hr
($ 7.9 to $ 16)

51% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 16

Budget for clothes and price of cigarettes in Singapore

On average, shopping budget in Singapore is 24% more expensive than in United States.
Cigarettes
Cigarettes
$ 11/pack
($ 7.8 to $ 12)

49% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 7.3
Levi's jeans
Levi's jeans
$ 72
($ 40 to $ 109)

56% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 46
Robe d'été
Robe d'été
$ 38
($ 23 to $ 63)

1% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 38
Trainers
Trainers
$ 94
($ 70 to $ 118)

20% more than United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 78
Leather shoes
Leather shoes
$ 100
($ 55 to $ 157)

2% less than in United StatesUnited States Average price in United States: $ 101

Plane ticket budget

Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
Manchester → Singapore
$ 866
(fair price: $ 715)
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
New York City → Singapore
$ 1042
(fair price: $ 836)
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
Dublin → Singapore
$ 780
(fair price: $ 692)
Los Angeles → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
Los Angeles  → Singapore
$ 848
(fair price: $ 728)
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
London → Singapore
$ 750
(fair price: $ 640)
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
Edinburgh → Singapore
$ 821
(fair price: $ 729)
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
Toronto (Ontario) → Singapore
$ 1069
(fair price: $ 774)

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About the information on the cost of living in Singapore

The information about the cost of living in Singapore shown on this page comes from multiple sources, including : Numbeo, Easyvoyage and Hotels.com.

Information about cost of living in Singapore updated on 20-03-2019.

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